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Old 01-11-2013, 11:47 PM
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Do you personally like them? Some of my customers do. Others detest their lawn looking like a checker board. They want the look of a sprawling and solid palette of green. They think it less busy, and more relaxing and pleasing to look at.

What are your personal feelings on it, and what do your customers prefer?
I get what you are asking. May be termed different -- Seamless mowing - is how I know it.

I will admit that there are times when the turf is 'fluffed up' looks real nice. I have done that in small areas, mostly by cutting forward, then backing up over it, but I still have the tire marks showing. Short of raking out the whole yard or using a blower, neither of which I see as practicle on large turf, I don't know how accomplish this.

What many do is 1/2 of yard in 1 direction and next half in other, either by working outside in or starting in middle and working out... but although is isn't striped, it's not seamless either.

... I have received a few comments, not from when the lines were straight, rather from when it was "curvy-swurvy" and "wow, looks great... looks like you had fun" . Oh, well. I mean it looked OK, but I didn't think it was that great, just different for that week.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:58 PM
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I like striping. Some of my customers prefer it but most don't care one way or the other. Here's my lawn last spring.

Hey, stipes looks great!

Can't recall where I saw a picture of it... If you ever have extra time on your hands and wish to challenge yourself, have the stripes radiate out from the pole.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:39 PM
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you know, I really think it's harder not to stripe. C'mon spring!
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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Hey, stipes looks great!

Can't recall where I saw a picture of it... If you ever have extra time on your hands and wish to challenge yourself, have the stripes radiate out from the pole.
Did you see his pics somewhere on the net? He could be in better homes & gardens and not even know it...
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:01 PM
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I realize if one is mowing in turf that doesn't stripe (well) that this is a non-issue...
So if one mows concentrically in racetrack fashion...how do you then drive out of the middle w/o leaving an unsightly stripe that would essentially go against the visual grain and would therefore appear out-of-pattern? This is akin to someone putting down a nice stripe...then cutting across the lawn instead of driving around the periphery.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:18 PM
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I love stripes, and I do stripe all my lawns.

I have one client who loves them as much as I do & and he is very particular about them. He'll give me specific instructions sometimes.

Other customers just comment & say "it looks very nice" whether or not the stripes play a part in that, i dont know.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:40 PM
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all the properties i take care of are striped. why not stripe? it shows you genuinely care about each and every account. plus damn near every commercial mower is made to stripe, other than 3 wheel junk like walkers.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:25 PM
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all the properties i take care of are striped. why not stripe? it shows you genuinely care about each and every account. plus damn near every commercial mower is made to stripe, other than 3 wheel junk like walkers.
Great. A nice peaceful Sunday and your going to all the Walker zombies stirred into a lather.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:27 PM
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:38 PM
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all the properties i take care of are striped. why not stripe? it shows you genuinely care about each and every account. plus damn near every commercial mower is made to stripe, other than 3 wheel junk like walkers.
You mean like this??
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